Sometimes it is too hot to cook, other times you want a quick treat that you can make in just minutes. Whatever your reason, you will love the simplicity of this delicious Gluten Free Vanilla Mug Cake. You literally can have a cake in under 3 minutes from start to finish!!
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If you haven't had a gluten free mug cake yet, you are in for a special treat!! But, I am going to be a bit honest, mug cakes are not that "pretty" type of cake. There I said it. You can see above...it needed to be said.
A microwave mug cake cooks at high temperature, in a mug, very fast. It bubbles and rises up over the cup as it cooks. (It is solid, not liquid by the time it rises up so in most cases, it doesn't explode cake batter thank goodness!)
But, thankfully, this easy microwave mug cake recipe is no exception. One bite is all it takes to get hooked!"
I modeled this vanilla cake in a cup recipe after my popular Gluten Free Vanilla Cake recipe. If you have the time to bake, I highly recommend trying this cake recipe too!
If you love the idea of this gluten free mug cake, you will want to try this Gluten Free Lime Mug Cake recipe too. It is one of our favorite summer desserts.
The first step to make this gluten free vanilla mug cake is to gather up your ingredients.
Mug cake instructions:
You can make a mug cake without mixing the ingredients separately, but I like to mix up the wet and dry ingredients separately to ensure everything is well mixed.
Add the wet ingredients to a small bowl and mix well.
Add the dry ingredients and whisk to blend.
I have tested two gluten free flour blends in this recipe. I liked King Arthur Gluten Free Measure for Measure and Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend. This doesn't mean other blends won't work, I just haven't tested any others. Try to avoid flour blends that are high in starch.
As always, if your blend does not contain Xanthan Gum, you will need to add 1 teaspoon.
Wet ingredients poured over the dry ingredients. Mix well.
This is what your mug cake batter will look like. Microwave for 90 seconds.
The cake will cook up over the edge of the mug, then fall back down a little as it cools.
What kind of mug can you cook a mug cake in?
You can use any type of mug as long as it is microwave safe!! I have used both glass mugs and ceramic mugs without any trouble.
Turn the mug cake upside down on a plate. As I said, mug cakes are pretty ugly. Let the cake cool, then top with:
- ice cream
- whipped cream
How long do you cook a microwave cake?
Cook time of a microwave cake can vary by the depth of the mug you use. The typical amount of time needed is around 90 seconds.
Lauren made this recipe with King Arthur's Measure for Measure and oat milk. She used a store bought cream cheese frosting to top.
More Delicious Gluten Free No-Bake Desserts:
- Creamy Homemade Chocolate Truffles
- Easy Gluten Free Tarts
- Pineapple Sorbet
- Gluten Free Chai Apple Pie Mug Cake
- 1/4 cup gluten free flour blend
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- tiny dash salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- In a small bowl, add the dry ingredients and whisk to blend.
- Grab another bowl and add the wet ingredients. Mix well.
- Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix.
- Pour the gluten free batter into a mug. (The batter should be 1/2 to the top of the mug. If it is a lot higher, use a larger mug.)
- Microwave your mug cake for 90 seconds. Allow to cool.
1. You can use any microwave safe mug for this recipe.
2. The mug handle may be very hot when you remove it from the microwave. Make sure to use a pot holder to remove the mug.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 216Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 237mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 5g
Please note this nutrition information is calculated by a recipe plugin and is an estimate based on the ingredients used in this recipe.